15 November 2016

Memorial tribute to King Bhumibol

It has been a month since the passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  Thai people are still mourning their great loss of a highly-respected and much-loved monarch.  On Sunday 16 October, Bro. H. S. Tan led an official memorial tribute at Nalanda Centre to His Late Majesty.  In attendance were the President of Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia Bro. Tan Leng Huat and representatives from several Buddhist societies.

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7 November 2016

Finding one’s life purpose

On Sunday 4 September, Nalanda youths invited Sis. Paruadi to talk about finding the purpose of life.  Sis. Paruadi said that the purpose of life can be discovered after deep reflection on one’s own potentials, inclinations, and personality.  Knowing one’s purpose of life brings fulfilment and ignites the passion within.

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20 October 2016

Nalanda pays tribute to King Bhumibol

It has been a week since the passing of the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and the people of Thailand are slowly coming to terms with this great loss and collective grief. The void in their hearts created by the king’s demise cannot be quickly or easily filled. Time alone can heal.

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14 October 2016

Tribute to King Bhumibol of Thailand

Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia offers our deepest condolence to the royal family and people of Thailand over the demise of His Majesty Rama IX, the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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17 September 2016

Visitors to Nalanda Centre

Nalanda Centre recently received the visit of Ajahn Thipawan from Thailand and Mae Chee Punnisa of Gotami Vihara, Malaysia.  It was the third time Ajahn Thipawan had visited Nalanda since her first trip here back in 2005.

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13 August 2016

Thai forest monks visit Nalanda

On Saturday 2 July, Nalanda Centre was honoured by the presence of Luang Por Sophon, the Abbot of Wat Bueng Latthiwan, which is a branch monastery of Wat Nong Pah Pong in the Ajahn Chah Thai forest tradition.  As a boon, Luang Por Sophon was accompanied by Luang Por Nusin Santajitto (Abbot of Wat Katthaliwan), Luang Por Siri, Ajahn Thinakorn, Ajahn Pramual, Phra Jirapat and Phra Somchay.  The monastic entourage was on a 2-week visit through Malaysia.

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12 August 2016

Thailand hit by 11 bombs in 24 hours

From yesterday afternoon until this morning, suspected terrorists detonated 11 bombs in Southern Thailand within 24 hours, killing 4 people and injuring dozens more.  The bombing seemed to target mainly tourist centres of Hua Hin, Phuket, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani, and Trang.

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12 August 2016

Long Live Her Majesty

Today marks the auspicious 84th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand.  And since 1976, the nation has also been celebrating Mother’s Day on 12 August in honour of Her Majesty – she being the symbolic ‘mother’ to Thai people.  Nalandians felicitate the Royal Family and people of Thailand on this blessed occasion.  We also wish our Thai friends a gratifying celebration of Mother’s Day.  Sotthi.

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9 June 2016

Felicitations to the people of Thailand

On this auspicious 70th anniversary of the reign of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, we would like to wish His Majesty the King and members of the Thai royalty long lives, good health, peace and happiness.  We felicitate the friendly people of Thailand on this important occasion of joy and celebration, with boundless thoughts of Mettā and Muditā, from all of us at Nalanda Malaysia.

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17 May 2016

Thailand closes island to tourists

Authorities in Thailand today took the drastic action of closing a popular island in the Andaman Sea to tourists.  Known for its pristine beaches and fabulous diving, Koh Tachai is part of the Similan Archipelago not far from Phuket.  It has been designated a national park.  Below is a citation from a CNN news article:

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